This past weekend two people were killed in a car accident involving a car and a freeway support pillar.
The Car Accident
Shortly after 7:00 p.m. on Sunday night, officers responded to reports of an accident involving a single vehicle and a freeway support column. Early calls also suggested possible life threatening injuries had been sustained. Once officers arrived at the scene, they found a white 2007 Dodge Charger had struck the support column of the I-10 freeway.
Officers found an adult female driver and an adult male passenger. The driver, later identified as 39-year-old Carlita Y. Sheffield, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, identified as 51-year-old Carl A. Dalmida, was in the passenger seat. He was immediately transferred to University Medical Center, but did not survive the life threatening injuries he sustained during the car accident.
Car Accident Investigation
Detectives from the Tucson Police Department’s Traffic Unit continued the investigation, determining that the vehicle had been traveling southbound down South Country Club Road at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle. The car then struck the support column just north of East Missouri Street.
On average, 28 people die every day as the result of speeding. That equates to 10,219 a year. Slowing down not only ensures your safety on the road, but also the safety of others you share the road with. If you have been in a car accident involving high speeds, contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible. They can help ensure you receive a settlement that helps get you back on your feet emotionally and financially.